Best Places to Visit in Bangladesh

Best Places to Visit in Bangladesh


Bangladesh is mostly plain land covered in greenery and rolling hills in some parts of the hill tract area. Here you will hear the reverberations of Adhan, call to prayer and Buddhist hymns and it is one of the most mysterious and wonderful lands in southeast Asia but unfortunately, it receives the least number of tourists every year according to the world Bank statistic. Tourism is still not turned into a big industry thus you will find here authentic culture and people. Bangladesh is the neighbor of India and a little part of Myanmar.

People are generally surprised yet in the rural area and greet the tourist from the core of the heart and that reflects in their face which makes a tourist very much happy. People from all walk of life tries to help the Foreigner in every possible way. This country is full of cultural wonders such as the tea growing area Srimangal, the largest mangrove forest Sundarban, the longest unbroken sea beach in Cox’s Bazar, the bustling city Dhaka and many more. 

Being a local I will say each of every corner of my homeland is very beautiful. We strongly believe in the variance of taste in different people. We have taken a risk of making a list of the places and make an order of those that are always troublesome. However, we have made an order based on the feedback of our tourists and our jurisdiction. You may disagree with us but we always welcome your valuable opinion and we always prioritize your preferences. Please do not feel hesitate to write two lines on our list of places to visit in Bangladesh. Here we go…


1. Dhaka

Dhaka, formerly known as Dacca, economic, political and cultural center, is the capital and largest city of Bangladesh. It has got a colorful history and rich cultural traditions; Dhaka has known the world over as the city of mosques and rickshaw. Throughout the ages, Dhaka has attracted travelers from far and near. In the present time, it has turned into a super megacity of about 20 million people and another few millions are on the pipeline to be shifted here for a better tomorrow. Per square km, there are almost 2500 inhabitants becoming the focal point of the nation’s industrial, commercial, cultural, educational and political activities. The sights and sounds of the systematic chaotic city have much to offer you. You will find stories in every step and don’t miss to have a small boat trip at Sadarghat and stroll through colorful and aromatic bazaars, mosques, temples on the zigzag street. Hindu street and bicycle streets are least but not last to meet one of the last generations of rickshaw painter. These are the reason why we have put the "Dhaka city" number one on our list of the best places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our featured Day Tours In And Around Dhaka to have an authentic experience with us while visiting Dhaka.  


2. Srimangal

Srimangal, located in the north-eastern part of Bangladesh, is the tea-growing capital of Bangladesh and anywhere you will find yourself here is full of lush green. The tea gardens of this area are famous for its rains which help the tea to grow and you will find a great variety of plantations especially at Lawachara National Park and it is really worthy to have an early morning adventurous hiking in this man-made forest. Cycling through the trails inside the tea plantations and visiting a local tea processing plant which will usually include a trip to a tasting house so that you can enjoy a cup 7 layer popular tea whilst enjoying the views over the rippling fields. Srimangal has taken place number 2 position on the list of the places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Sylhet and Srigmangal Tour package to have the best experience of our tea growing region. 


3. Sundarbans

Sundarbans is the largest magical mangrove forest on earth and a UNESCO world heritage site at the point where the mighty waterways of the Brahmaputra and the sacred Ganges meet each other at the end of the Bay of Bengal. It is laid on two neighboring countries – Bangladesh and India and a major part of the forest within Bangladesh perimeter. It is home to the last remaining majestic Royal Bengal tigers in the world and much other wildlife. If you are lucky enough you might find the Bengal tigers prowling the mangroves and rhesus macaques swinging in the canopies. A visit to this forest could be an unforgettable experience for a lifetime. These are the reason why Sundarbans is on the 3rd position on the list of best places to visit in Bangladesh. Sundarbans has got the 3rd position on the list of best places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Sundarban Adventure Tour to Sundarbans to enjoy a memorable stay at the home of majestic Royal Bengal Tiger. 


4. Bandarbans

Nearly 1000 meters high mountains the Muranja, Wayla, and Chimbook forms the magnificent town of Bandaran. The misty green covered the area with its spectacular beauty and is the largest place to grow tobacco on the hills. There is also you will find a nice temple on the hilltop 5 km away from Bandarban city called Buddha Dhatu Jadi temple. Once you are at Bandarban you should not miss lazy bamboo boat rides alongside the majestic Sangu River and the mighty Nilgiri Hill and the rolling waters of the Jadipai Waterfall. Bandarban is in the number four on our list of the best places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Tour To Bandarban Region to visit misty green hills and a have cruise at Sangu river. 


5. St. Martin Island

Saint Martin, the only coral island in the country, is in the northeastern part of the Bay of Bengal and nearly 9 km south of the tip of the Cox's Bazar-Teknaf cape. The whole area is covered in unstable sands and splashing seas and all nestled close to coconut groves. In many ways, it seems like the Caribbean than South Asia, and you will find mouthwatering seafood including lobsters. If anyone passionates to od Scuba diving, then you can check out some of the country’s amazing aquatic life then this is the place to do it as it was one of popular activity. This tourist spot is in number 5 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Tour to St. Martin Island to visit the only coral island in Bangladesh in an exceptional way. 


6. Cox's Bazar

This little town, Cox’s Bazar, in the far south-east of Bangladesh is known for its stunning beach which stretches for an amazing 120 kilometers from north to south along the side of the lovely Indian Ocean. It is also an area covered in salty fishing skiffs and bustling jetties of fishermen. Cox’s Bazar, the longest unbroken beach on the planet, and you will find fishermen reeling in the day’s catch and bubbling rock pools and crashing turquoise waves that make this a great spot for surfing. It is also a perfect place to end up a long holiday in Bangladesh relaxing on the beach but must book a beach resort to enjoy a less crowded private beach. The wholesale fish market might be an interesting place to visit. Cox's Bazar is in number 6 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Tour To Cox's Bazar to end a long tour to have a relaxed evening on the beach and experience the life of the fisherman in the early morning. 


7. Rangamati

Hanging Bridge, Rangamati
Hanging Bridge, Rangamati - Photo Credit: Rockey

Rangamti is a district of Chittagong Hill-Tracts area located on the banks of Kaptai Lake which is known for its blue and green waters and the scenic beauty that surrounds it. Small but colorfully painted boats cruise on the lake and see an Asian elephant strolled along the riverbank if you are lucky enough. The main draw here is the hiking and wildlife excursions and  Rajban Bihara. You may find also here the fine quality of handmade fabric by local tribes as there is a big tribal community life here. Rangamati is in number 7 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Tour to Chittagong Hill-tract region to have a fascinating boat ride on the manmade lake Kaptain and see the life of tribal people of Bangladesh. 


8. Chittagong

Chittagong has a population of 2.5 million and naturally beautiful places with lakes, hills, rivers and so on. This port town is still worth to pay a visit to discover the tribal community of Bangladesh. You can do numerous activities including trekking through the trails of pretty Foy’s Lake and if you plan for long trekking the hills then you can go beyond Bandarban if you can manage permission by a local. There you also do the river cruise in the Sangu River and on the Kaptai lake at Rangamati.  It is also worthy to visit Chittagong shipbreaking yard where you can have a chance to see the hulking tankers being ripped apart manually on the seashore. This place has taken the 8th position in the list of best places to visit in Bangladesh because of its uniqueness of the biggest ship-breaking yard in the world.  


Check out our Tour To Ship-Breaking Yard tour to have an extraordinary experience in the Shipbreaking yard at Chittagong. 


9. Paharpur

Somapura Mahavihara, Paharpur
Somapura Mahavihara, Paharpur - Photo Credit: Mostafizur Rahman Jewel

In the south of the Himalaya, the Somapuri Vihara at Paharpur was once the biggest Buddhist monastery is one of only two historic sites in Bangladesh that have been given Unesco World Heritage status(The sixty dommed mosque at Bagerhat is another one.  This site is the most fascinating dated from the 8th century AD and though is in complete ruin, is still the most impressive archaeological site in the country and in South Asia. The form of a large redbrick courtyard which is intersected with alleys and chambers that might have been used for meditation the then time. Paharpur is in number 9 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Archeological Tour in Bangladesh to see our rich past since the 3rd century. 


10. Sylhet

Jaflong zero point, Piani River, Sylhet - Photo Credit: Rockey

The congested streets, bustling roadside markets chipping in with requisite measures of sights, sounds and smells are the common elements of the divisional capita Sylhet covered in tropical forests and tea gardens and it is located in the lush highlands of the north of the country. Minimum one member on an average from every family in Sylhet stays in London and for the strong family bondage, those people come to visit their family and pour foreign remittance in our local economy. Thus, tourists find a moderate accommodation in that region. Sylhet is well known for its tea but Bangladesh – India border here at Tamabil-Jaflong and Lawchara rainforest are also very prominent places to visit. Sylhet is in number 10 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Tour to Sylhet and Srimangal to visit picturesque Jaflong and photogenic Srimangal. 


11. Gaur

The ancient city of Gaur lies on the India – Bangladesh border and is in north-eastern Bangladesh. Presently the city is ruined and uninhabited and you will find red-toned arches and towers and decaying monuments. The power battles between the Afghans and the Mughals intended that the town was deserted in the 16th century and you should make sure not to miss the artifacts such as the carved stone reliefs in the Eunuchs’ Mosque and the imperial tombs. Gaur is number eleven in our list of places to visit in Bangladesh.


Check out our Archeological Package Tour In Bangladesh to visit some spectacular archeological sites in Bangladesh.  


12. Bagerhat

Bagerhat in the current days is not as prominent as Dhaka or Srimangal but this pacific town in the southwest of the country has a collection of historical attractions that you can enjoy taking some time at a slower pace. The city was established in the 15th century by the Sufi Saint Khan Jahan Ali and it is the home of the Shait Gumbad Mosque which is declared as a UNESCO world heritage site. You also will the shrine of Saint Khan Jahan Ali and take a tour to the tomb which is always offerings and surrounded by chanting pilgrims. It is number 12 on the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Bagerhat and Paddle (Rocket) Steamer Tour to visit the mosque city in Bangladesh. 


13. Barisal

Barisal surrounded by scrambled rivers and canals, hemmed by unending tracts of greenery, the patchwork of muddy brown and deep green fields is a major port city and one of the gateways to the water world. It is isolated in one sense from the rest of the country, and it is very easy to reach here by boat then the road. Barisal has got several ponds in the city center and beautiful buildings since the Raj era, decaying away in quiet backstreets. There also you will find fields of shrimp farms and rice paddies and if you are here then taking a tour at the floating markets that sell local vegetables, fruits, and seafood on the Ganges Delta.  But the busy river port of Barisal, constantly bustling with life and this is the main hub to arrive here by boat in the early-morning mist by Rocket steamer from Dhaka would be an unforgettable experience. Barishal is in the number 13 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 


Check out our Barisal Floating Market and Backwater trip on Ganges Delta to visit the life on the biggest delta on the earth.  


14. Sonargoan

Folk and Art Museum, Sonargaon
Folk and Art Museum, Sonargaon - Photo Credit: Abu Sayed

The old capital of Bengal in the medieval period used to be a prospering business hub in the past but now it is something of a ghost town that overlaps the Ganges. But there is still quite a lot thigs to offer you and it is worthy to spend a full day visiting Sonargaon Art and fold museum, walking through the abandoned city of Hindu merchants, Goaldi mosques and a country boat ride on the mighty Meghna river. Sonargoan is in the number 14 in our list of places in Bangladesh. 

Check out our Day Tours To Sonargona and Around Dhaka to visit the old capital of Bangladesh. 


15. Puthia

Bhubaneshwar Shiva Temple, Puthia, Rajshahi
Bhubaneshwar Shiva Temple, Puthia, Rajshahi - Photo Credit: Mahumdul Hassan 

Under the Rajshahi Division, there is a small village called Puthia which is full of beautiful Hindu temples. In this location, you will find the largest number of temples some of them are well maintained. These temples are exceptional in design and some of them are decorated with beautiful terracotta inscriptions explaining epic Hindu stories. This is undoubtedly a must visiting place while you are in Bangladesh. Puthia is in number 15 in the list of places to visit in Bangladesh. 

check out our Trip to Puthia and Rajshahi to visit the temple city of Bangladesh. 

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